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Take a Break!

Across the country folks are getting ready to take a break. Labor Day is the holiday to celebrate the worker, the employee, the average person, doing their thing to make a living and make this country run. Read more


The Eye of the Storm

Greetings from sunny South Florida! As one of the lucky coastal dwellers I am used to having family and friends express jealousy towards my lovely location. Except at this time of year, this time of year we enter into “Hurricane Season”.

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Summer is Here!

Greetings everyone! Your favorite blogger here (ok, fifth favorite?). Oh it’s that time of year, folks. Time to light the grill, spread your picnic blanket and chill your beer. The beginning of backyard barbeque blowouts is here! Read more »


A Taste of Summer

Spring is here and summer is not far behind, which means plenty of backyard BBQs, pool side parties, and outdoor office outings. Read more »


Earth Day, The Greener The Better!

Did you know that because plastic water bottles and cups are shielded from sunlight in landfills, they will not decompose for thousands of years? Read more »


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s day! For those of you living under a Shamrock, St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th.   A day of revelry, good food, great beer Read more »


ReThink Your Drink

‘Tis the season for entertaining and being entertained!  As a new  year rapidly approaches, another year comes to an end.   We’re socializing more than ever so in keeping with the spirit of this holiday season  Read more »


Happy Birthday, USA!

Glorious,majestic, magnificent star-spangled celebration that is July 4th!  We the people pull out all of the stops to commemorate the founding of our great nation in 1776.  Read more »


Eat at Joe’s… break-room.

When you have a business, you have a place for your employees to gather on breaks, even if it’s the size of a half bath. Somewhere where a coffee pot sits, maybe a microwave is crowded onto a shelf, and possibly a mini-fridge where your employees can put their meals. No matter where I’ve worked, there has been some kind of set-up, whether it was grand or…not-so-grand.

We have a pretty nice break room here at ReStockIt, and tons of coffee. That’s the important thing. We also have the basics like a full-size fridge, two microwaves, two toasters, a toaster oven, and this hot water thingy that the tea lovers use. Frankly, it scares me, but I don’t drink tea. We also have comfy chairs, a TV, an air hockey table…you get the picture.


Most employers usually provide disposables, and personally I like knowing I don’t have to bring in my own plate, utensils, and coffee mug to get broken or, let’s face it, stolen. Not that we have cup thieves here, but it happens. Opening a cupboard in the break room and having a full complement of plates, bowls, utensils and napkins is a blessing!

Some employers also provide food, which I think is fabulous but not in every businesses budget. I worked for a company that had a full cafeteria and that was amazing! There, the food was provided for us, but a friend of mine works for a company where they pay for their food at a deep discount and use their time badge to pay for it (it gets taken out of their paychecks), which I find very convenient. Cereal, chips, cookies, soups…even sandwiches and salads were provided! No matter what type of break room you have for your employees, take it from me, they appreciate the space! Check out today for breakroom deals and discounts! 


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Because We All Need Energy Sometimes…

Red Bull. Monster. Rockstar. 5-Hour Energy. You know all these names, and probably many more. For some of us, they are our morning pick-me-up. Or afternoon and evening pick-me-up-off-the-floor. They have become as ordinary as a bottle of soda in a convenience store cold case, and are a large part of our everyday lives.

I was never much of an energy drink consumer, usually relying on my morning coffee to do the trick, but sometimes energy needs are the mother of experiments, and when I was moving back to Florida from Arkansas, I found myself getting dangerously tired around 1 o’clock in the morning in the middle of my drive. I wasn’t even out of Mississippi at that point!

I stopped at an all-night gas station and got two bottles of 5-Hour Energy, specifically because it states there is no crash when it wears off. I downed my first bottle and almost immediately got a rush of energy. I was soon back on the highway, playing loud music and singing ridiculously off-key. I timed my next dose for 5:30 AM, so that I could keep the energy momentum going.

I took the next dose, now being almost to the Florida line, and was feeling pretty good. Until I realized I was twitching. And *maybe* hallucinating (there shouldn’t be elephants on the interstate, right?). Pretty much at the same time I saw the pachyderm, I also realized that I hadn’t eaten anything in almost 24 hours. Probably NOT the smartest move I’ve ever made in my life.

Needless to say, I stopped somewhere around Two Egg, Florida, still almost 7 hours shy of my destination, and got something to eat and took a two hour nap. And learned a valuable lesson about energy drinks.

Now, when I need the extra boost, my energy drink of choice is Monster, and I make sure that I’ve eaten and slept before drinking. Although my original foray into the energy drink world ended badly, I still love the boost of energy that you get from them. And I haven’t seen any other elephants on the interstate, which is a plus in my mind.

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